The Engineering Department supports the college-wide Core Learning Outcomes, in addition to promoting the following program-specific outcomes:
Demonstrate analytical problem solving skills
- Use chains of reasoning derived from fundamental mathematical and scientific principles to predict behavior of the natural world.
- Perform numerical and symbolic calculations using algebra and calculus.
- Use dimensional analysis to solve problems and check results.
- Convert between measurement units.
- Interpret graphical presentations of the behavior of systems, functions, and data.
Apply scientific processes
- Demonstrate an understanding that science is based upon patterns discovered in the natural world.
- Demonstrate an understanding that science makes progress by continually testing its theories.
- Design effective experiments to test scientific theories and models.
- Use graphs and tables to find patterns in the measured behavior of physical systems.
- Estimate uncertainties in scientific measurements and calculate how they propagate.
- Work in a team of students to complete projects.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective teamwork principles.
- Actively participate in developing an effective project team.
- Document collaborative processes.
Communicate technical information
- Construct graphs according to accepted standards of presentation.
- Prepare and deliver oral presentations involving technical and scientific concepts.
- Write proofs using mathematical concepts.
- Prepare written reports to present and interpret the results of experiments.
Apply engineering design processes
- Formulate open-ended design problems in terms of specific constraints and performance objectives.
- Generate multiple compelling alternative solutions to a design problem.
- Develop and analyze mathematical models of structures and systems.
- Employ appropriate software tools to model design behavior.
- Use technical sketching and computer-aided design software to communicate design information.
Apply and document iterative design processes to develop a design from conceptualization to a refined prototype.